Yoga Sutra Study

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are the basis of yoga and they are a delightful confluence of philosophy and practice. The insights into human processes that are contained in the Yoga Sutra are fascinating. These texts are not meant to be studied academically as a moral compass or rules of human thought and behaviour, but rather as a mirror that helps us see ourselves better and guide our practice. Learning to self-reflect through the lens of the Yoga Sutra empowers a journey of self discovery, enabling a growth towards being able to live with more sukha, and less duHkha in our lives.

This is a study of the four chapters in the Yoga Sutra. We understand each word and each sutra, and reflect on our lives using it as a mirror. The course is spread over two years, one chapter in six months, to allow the teachings to percolate through us slowly and deeply.

The course involves studying each sutra word-by-word combined with some self-reflective work.
The intention of the course is to engage with the sutra, see how one can apply it to one’s own life
and discover their own meaning making process. It will be therefore be a combination of both
academic study and experiential sessions.

The course consists of four modules and in each module, we will study one chapter from the text.


We will be studying the remaining chapters as per the following schedule:

Chapter 2 – February 2020
Chapter 1- September 2020
Chapter 3- February 2021
Chapter 4- September 2021

Anyone who is deeply interested in learning Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras in an experiential and authentic manner without any distortions. This course would be valuable to:
Yoga Teachers of all traditions, looking to do an in-depth study and deepen their practice
and journey.
Yoga Practitioners of all traditions, seeking personal growth and taking the next step in
their practice and understanding of yoga.
Seekers interested in beginning an exploration of the philosophy and practice of yoga.

Sri Raghu Ananthanarayanan is a direct disciple of Sri T Krishnamacharya and has learnt yoga and yoga sutras from him for over 10 years. He is the co-founder of Ritambhara Ashram.

This course is designed to impart the teachings of the Yoga Sutras as taught by Sri T Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga.

Registration is open for Yoga Sutras Chapter 2 (Sadhana Pada) study with Raghu.

Dates: Feb 20 – 23, 2020

Location: Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

If you wish to register for this program, please email us at or submit the contact form on this website.